That old Apple workhorse videoplayer, QuickTime (now in version 10.2), will get a few minor upgrades, including “high performance” H.264 encoding. Naturally, too, you get constructed-in sharing right here, letting you share the following Citizen Kane through email, Message, AirDrop, Fb, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr.
Addressing a complaint in 10.7, Apple has made the sidebars in Finder windows a bit extra customizable, in order that drag-and-drop performance now contains categories. In other phrases, you can decide up and reorder things like Favorites, Shared and Gadgets to fit your fast-selecting needs. Another handy addition is the flexibility to encrypt recordsdata from the comfort of the Finder sidebar – simply spotlight a drive and either click Control or give a two-fingered tap to the correct side of the trackpad to protect it from prying eyes. Enter a password twice followed by a touch and your machine will begin encrypting.
Apple did not give an excessive amount of away with the newest working system – heck, we didn’t even hear a number – but the firm’s positive to indicate off more in the coming months. For now, the details, not surprisingly, appear to be primarily focused at builders (that is, bear in mind, the World Wide Builders Conference). It has yet to be seen how the company plans to further set itself aside from the competitors in 2013. In the meantime, the corporate’s providing up a developer preview at the moment. The rest of us should wait till the fall, when you’ll be able to obtain it from the Mac App Retailer.
As ever, Dashboard is all the time only a three-finger swipe away. Not a ton has changed from a UI standpoint, however Apple’s apparently looking to carry extra of us over to the barebones interface by making widgets easier to discover. Swipe your approach in and you’ll see Plus and Minus buttons on the bottom of the display screen. Clicking Minus brings pop-up Xs on high of your widgets, so you can get those you do not need out of your sight (so long, Ski Report). Hitting the Plus will carry a list of all the default widgets – pretty much the identical choice supplied up in Lion, albeit in a slightly roomier configuration. Click a widget and it’ll seem on your essential Dashboard web page. You can too maintain down on a widget after which click on to switch it to the front of the Dashboard.
The company simply announced two new Chrome OS gadgets – the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 and Chromebox Series 3 – and both run a spanking-new build of the OS that ushers in a simplified desktop with customizable wallpaper and the power to reduce, maximize and shut windows – oh my! More importantly, now you can view multiple home windows onscreen, edit docs offline and pin shortcuts to the underside of the display – a mix that guarantees some significantly improved multitasking. Different goodies: constructed-in Google Music, Google+ and Hangouts, along with a primary photograph editor, redesigned music participant and enhanced distant desktop app. So does all this add as much as an upgrade meaty sufficient to make the skeptics give Chrome OS a re-assessment? Could it’s time so that you can get the low-tech particular person in your life a Chromebook? Let’s examine.